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Elizabeth Prettejohn


Elizabeth Prettejohn

Elizabeth Francesca Prettejohn (b. 15 May 1961) [1] is an art historian and author of several books about art history. Her books have included "Rossetti and his Circle" (1998), "The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites" (2000) and "Art for Art's Sake" (2007). She has also co-edited and coauthored books. She has written exhibition catalogues and papers for journals such as "Burlington Magazine", "Journal of Victorian Culture" and "Art Bulletin".

Education and Career

Prettejohn was the [1]



Name Year Publisher Notes
Art for Art’s Sake: Aestheticism in Victorian Painting 2007 Yale University Press Won the 2008 Historians of British Art Prize for
single-authored book on a subject from the period after 1800
Beauty and Art 1750-2000 2005 Oxford University Press Part of the Oxford History of Art series
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites 2000 Tate Publishing and Princeton University Press
Interpreting Sargent 1998 Tate Publishing
Rossetti and his Circle 1997 Tate Publishing
After the Pre-Raphaelites: Art and Aestheticism in Victorian England 1999 Manchester University Press and Rutgers University Press Editor
Frederic Leighton: Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity 1999 Yale University Press Edited with Tim Barringer

Curated exhibitions

Name Time Locations Notes
J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite (in Europe)
J.W. Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantment (in Canada)[3]
2008–2010 Groninger Museum Groningen, Royal Academy of Arts London and
Museum of Fine Arts Montreal
With Peter Trippi, Robert Upstone and MaryAnne Stevens.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 2003-04 Walker Art Gallery and Van Gogh Museum With Julian Treuherz and Edwin Becker
Adrian Stokes 2002 June Arnolfini With Edwin Becker and others
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema 1996-97 Walker Art Gallery and Van Gogh Museum With Edwin Becker and others
Imagining Rome: British Artists and Rome in the Nineteenth Century 1996-97 Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery With Michael Liversidge
Characters and Conversations: British Art 1900-1930 1996-97 Tate Gallery Liverpool With Fiona Bradley
Impressionism for England: Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector 1994 Courtauld Institute Galleries Researcher


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